Applied SAFe® is a fully fledged ALM tool agnostic implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as a process model. It serves as your own customizable instance of SAFe®. Applied SAFe® is implemented as a comprehensive, executable process model. It includes all roles, activities, templates, guidelines, milestones and phases as defined by the SAFe® methodology in order to bring the framework to life; including metrics and tailoring. Applied SAFe® is a ‘ready to go with’ implementation and allows organizations to start using the framework immediately.
‘Building cyber-physical systems is a complex thing and is becoming increasingly software reliant, there is a growing demand for best practices to address conceptual and process incompatibilities between systems and software. SAFe 4.0 bridges that gap, and does so in a way that is more modular, scalable, and adaptable than prior versions.’
With Applied SAFe 4.0 you now have both the power and capability to support the growth of your process – from teams to enterprise – simple to complex – Applied SAFe has the tools, options and support to achieve the enterprise goals and outcomes all while staying compliant with the organizations internal, external and regulated requirements.
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What is Applied SAFe®?
Applied SAFe® is a stand-alone product from PEDCO and is fully based on and kept in sync with the actual SAFe® version by Scaled Agile Inc. (SAI). Each release is also officially approved by SAI. As required, you can easily tailor all elements of the process model to your needs, simply by answering a series of out-of-the-box tailoring questions. It is also possible, to enhance and/or adapt the tailoring questions to create your own version. When moving to future versions of SAFe®, Applied SAFe® will automatically support you in the upgrade process and let you selectively decide whether to update your customized content to the latest “official” version or whether to keep your own. In short, Applied SAFe® allows you to extend or modify all of its content in order to better reflect the specific requirements of your organization.
Applied SAFe® can further include and ensure compliance with various reference models like CMMI, AS9100, CTR-180 (FDA), ISO9000 or your own company specific reference models. If you do not want to do this customization by yourself, we will help you to adapt the standard process implementation to your needs.
On your right you see the entry-page on the enterprise level just to give you a first impression of the tool.
Applied SAFe® Video Introduction
“This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to exploring new entry points and approaches to adopting the Scaled Agile Framework®,” said Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. “We are pleased to be working with such outstanding innovators as PEDCO’s Peter Pedross and his team. The potential to help ease the way for fully comprehensive SAFe adoption is enormous.”
“The SAFe® collaboration program allows us to partner with companies like PEDCO who have demonstrated superior capabilities in managed process services,” said Francis Kelly, Scaled Agile’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “By leveraging their upcoming Applied SAFe process model with the SAFe methodology, PEDCO is well positioned to support enterprises seeking to customize and accelerate adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.”
“With PEDCO and SAI we have found exactly the right collaboration partners. The excellent process expertise of the PEDCO team combined with SAI’s market leading Scaled Agile Framework® gives our customers a way of integrating agile practices into their current process landscape and become more efficient without having to start from scratch.” says Erich Meier, Method Park’s CTO and creator of the Stages process management tool.
“The Scaled Agile Framework® was our natural choice to bring agile on a level to support enterprises seeking to customize and accelerate adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework,” said Peter Pedross, PEDCO’s CEO. “The SAFe® Inside program allows us to combine the power of SAFe® with our own knowledge on process modelling into a strong product.”
PEDCO – Managed Process Services is a proud collaboration partner of Scaled Agile, Inc. SAFe® and Scaled Agile Framework® are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.